DETROIT – The coming onslaught of new powertrain systems is bound to impact the shape of vehicles in the future, predicts Sergio Pininfarina, chairman of Pininfarina SpA. Today’s automotive designers may not be prepared to think of new design concepts to wrap around tomorrow’s fuel cell and hybrid-powered vehicles, he warns. Sergio Pininfarina “I believe design must interpret the function of the car and be adapted with the layout of (its) mechanical parts,” Pininfarina ...

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